Doesn't pass the smell test... $1920/year (=$160*12) is the maximum income to be eligible for food stamps [...]
That's not what the county office told me back then after the Great Recession. Unemployment was still high (seven job applicant for every open position) and many people had filed for government aid. As a single person, I don't qualified for food stamps because I made too much money.
[...] but you somehow managed to live in SV and feed yourself rice and beans on less than $4k/year?
I was out of work for and lived on $1,600 per month unemployment benefits for two years (2009-2010). I then spent six months living off my savings while working 20 hours a month on a weekend job. When my Chapter Seven bankruptcy got finalized in July 2011, I had $25 in checking and a new fulltime job. I then spent the next two years (2011-2013) working seven days a week to stabilize my finances. Today I'm back to where I was financially ten years ago.
That still doesn't explain what you're talking about. I assume it's some kind of dice game?
Kids these days...
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If you making 50K a year and paying $1466 for a studio then your basically putting half of your take home pay towards rent. That is not affordable.
I've been paying 50% in rent since the 1990's, as my late parents have before me since the 1970's. The trick is to save as much of the other 50% as possible.
What the hell are you talking about?
Uh, seriously? Turn in your geek creds and don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
As someone else, I don't give a fuck whether or not you give a fuck.
Sure you do. Otherwise, you wouldn't have wasted a fuck by commenting.
They'd better move, because they can't afford that place.
They can't afford San Francisco. Rentals in Silicon Valley in general, and San Jose in particular, are much cheaper. I make $50K+ year and pay $1466 per month for a 475-sqft studio apartment. A three-bedroom apartment is $3,000+ per month.
It will be good to buy when the bubble pops. Assuming it is a bubble and not your own wishful thinking.
I'm waiting for rental prices to pop downward in Silicon Valley. My 50-year-old apartment complex is half-empty. The last time that happened was after the dot com bust (2001) and great recession (2009). A new apartment complex down the street opened Phase III of their development that isn't filling up and Phase II is schedule to open soon. New apartment buildings up and down the light rail lines are being built.
Here's a team of amateurs doing it in 4 minutes with only relatively minor modifications to the engine. Design it from the ground up for engine swap and have a robot do it, and I have little doubt at all you could do 2 minutes.
Do you really want to take a ride in flying taxi that's run by a CEO who routinely breaks laws and regulations to get what he want?
Alphabet has been testing these since a decade or so. They really don't rush it, which is good.
Has it been that long? Seems like only yesterday that they announced it.
[...] worst case scenario we all die, the universe is destroyed.
That's a common misconception among people. Humanity can die off just like the dinosaurs and the planet will continue on for another four billion years until the sun becomes a red giant. Neither the planet nor the universe cares about humanity.
The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.